Game Developers Conference (GDC) Brings Game Career Seminar to the Inaugural Entertainment for All™ Expo ; E for All Offers Unique Opportunity for Those Interested in Breaking into the Video Game Industry
FRAMINGHAM, MA – AUGUST 9, 2007 – IDG World Expo today announced that its newest event, Entertainment for All™ Expo (E for All™) will feature the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Game Career Seminar, known as the leading career development event and frequently runs alongside some of the industry's most prominent game-related events. E for All is the premiere North American-based video game expo — a new event created for people who are passionate about video games and everything related. The new expo will dominate downtown LA on October 18-21, 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
“GDC’s Game Career Seminar adds a unique professional and skill development dynamic to E for All – now attendees can not only play games at E for All, they can learn how to make them, too,” said Mary Dolaher, CEO of IDG World Expo. “Whether you’re serious about getting into game development or have always wanted to know how it works, the GDC Game Career Seminar at E for All provides the tools, counseling and networking opportunities you need.”
E for All attendees participating in the Game Career Seminar will network with industry professionals, meet with HR executives from leading game companies, and most importantly, gain the skills and insights to jumpstart their careers. The two-day seminar showcases a GDC-quality speaker lineup including top game developers and industry experts willing to share their perspectives and insights.
“One of our essential goals is to provide students and professionals with a direct career path into, or advancement within, game development,” said Jamil Moledina, Executive Director of the Game Developers Conference. “By partnering with E for All, we expect to offer GDC-caliber learning and career development to the largest concentration of game enthusiasts in North America – and thereby inspire and empower the next generation of game creators.”
Day one of the Game Career Seminar, Friday, October 19, will focus on individuals looking to break into the business. Video game fans can learn what it takes to go from video game player to developer. Day two, Saturday, October 20, will focus on career advancement for those already working in the video game industry. Top-level game developers will be on-hand to share their experience and expertise. Opportunities to network with top video game companies will be available.
Find out more about the seminar series at http://www.gamecareerseminar.com . Information about additional E for All seminars and features will be announced in the coming weeks. For more about E for All, please visit www.EforAllExpo.com .
About E for All™ ( www.EforAllExpo.com )
E for All™ is a new event created for all people who are passionate about video games and everything related. The Expo was launched in response to strong demand for an event that connects all segments of the market – retail, consumers, media and industry insiders. E for All offers an increasingly diverse consumer marketplace the opportunity to see and try new products before they reach store shelves. The Expo runs October 18-21, 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown LA.
About the Game Developers Conference ( www.gdconf.com )
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest industry event dedicated to the creation of games, including computer, console, mobile, arcade, online games, and location based entertainment. It is the central forum for learning, inspiration, and networking in the games industry. The GDC attracts over 16,000 attendees, and is the main global forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.
About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment for All™ (E for All(TM)), Macworld Conference & Expo®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, LinuxWorld® OpenSolutions Summit™, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™), and SaaScon™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.